Forsythia

Forsythia
(Forsythia)
Other Names
Golden Bells, Weeping Forsythia, Forsythia intermedia, Border Forsythia, Albanian Forsythia, Japanese Forsythia, European Forsythia.
Origins
S.E. Asia, and Europe.
Type
Perennial (deciduous).
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones 3 - 8.
Bloom
Late Winter, Spring.
Height
Up to 10 ft. (3 m).
Cultivation
Forsythias like sunny locations, but will also grow in semi-shade. Very adaptable, will tolerate most soils.
Propagation
By seed (stratify for 2 months, first), or by tip cuttings (take these late Spring, or early Summer).
Other
Named after Scottish horticulturalist, William Forsyth, these shrubs make great highlights, in any Spring garden. Forsythia produces fruit. It is of no culinary use.
Preserved fruit however, is used in various medicinal remedies. It contains vitamin P, a potent flavonoid element, that helps absorb vitamin C, keep our blood unclogged, and healthy, and aids function of our capillaries, all pretty significant.
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